Correlation between Bollywood and Cricket
In India we have two religion, one is Cricket and the other is Bollywood. Both are non-comparable. You can’t conclude which one is more popular among Indians.One could be crazy about Bollywood while the other a huge fan of cricket. Basically,one’s preference varies from region to region or generation to generation. But one thing is sure it captivates entire population.
Cricket and Bollywood are two non-comparable mainstreams we saw while growing up and the scenario is still pretty much same. In North India, Bollywood is more popular amongst young and old people. While,South Indians prefer their cinema (Tollywood) over Bollywood. People in Eastern zone like Bengal, Odisha, Assam have their own regional cinema but many young and urban class people prefer watching Bollywood. Cricket is the popular most sport of India, still some regions like Bengal, Kerala etc. have huge Football fans. Bollywood and Cricket goes parallel.
One thing that’s important is it unites people across country. We enjoy cricket together with family and friends, we go to theaters to watch movies.
Both represents India in a global level. We are recognized internationally by Cricket our player’s play, by movies our directors create, actors enact. These are our heritage, achievements which we are proud of. We live in a country where Sachin Tendulkar is worshiped like God. South Indians think Rajnikanth of the same. People all over country and outside love Shah Rukh Khan. People acknowledge Dhoni’s captaincy, Kohli’s unstoppable victory, and many other fine actors changing face of Indian Cinema. According to a survey held by BBC,Foreigners know India as Shah Rukh Khan’s country. Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone acting in Hollywood has shown the world we Indian’s are capable of anything and everything that comes our way.
Bollywood and Cricket has a long history. Their relationship is gorgeous and that’s because of the magnificent charm of the two leagues. When they meet something spectacular is bound to happen and our craziness for the two industry is what makes it more intense.
Bollywood actress and Cricketers involved in romantic relationships is nothing new for us. Over the years, we have seen numerous alleged affairs between them and a few managed to tie the knot and make it official. Their steaming chemistry offered enough masala to the media and journalists.
A few Bollywood celebrities that got married to their love interest (Cricketer):
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Nawab Pataudi was the youngest captain of Indian cricket team eventually fell for Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore and got married.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin
They made quite a controversy when Mohammad Azharuddin (Then married) started alleged affair with Sangeeta Bijlani.
Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh
“Love at first sight” is what they say came true for this couple. Their 8 years long relationship ended with getting married.
Hazel Keech and Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj made quite a number of headlines because of his affairs with Bollywood celebrities and ended up tying knots with Bodyguard fame Hazel Keech.
Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan
They tied knot in November, 2017 and is setting couple goals with their cutesy Instagram pictures.
Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli
India cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma have tied the knot in Dec 2017, in Italy.
Contribution of Indian Premiere League is immense in terms of Bollywood and Cricket relationship. Many leading actors/ actresses own IPL teams and hence solidifies their relationship even more.